Worth to see ,first church ,first painting,first sculpture etc in Americas. Cheap ,good audio and close to other attractions.
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The cathedral off the Parque Colon is a must-do. It is not the most spectacular of cathedrals but it is impressive. It is rather restrained for a Catholic place of worship and is rather severely plain but the chapels are filled with detail.
This impressive cathedral is one of the most prominent structures in Santo Domingo and is considered the first in America to be established in the name of Saint Maria La Manor. Its construction began in 1514 at the initiative of Diego Columbus and ended only...More
The Cathedral of Santa María la Menor was originally built in 1514 and is located in the historic center of Santo Domingo. It is also located on the edge of the Parque Colon in the Colonial Zone. In addition, it is located on the southern...More
Our local guide paid our entrance fee and then walked us to the doorway where people handed out coverup shawls if too much flesh was exposed so as the respect the active churches policies. Fees are necessary for an church to keep up with its...More
The only free day for us to go to the Cathedral was on Sunday, but there is not visits on Sunday, so a lady told us to come back at mass time. We then comeback at the time of the mass, but the watchman at...More
When you visit Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic 🇩🇴 you need to go to colonial city and visit the first cathedral built by the Spaniards during the conquest of the America’s land. Great history and buildings. A must visit.
Inside was quite beautiful although the exterior did not offer much. The audio system worked well and there was good information in English about the history and various aspects of the church.